Vice-President, Information Security
Vice-President, Information Security also known as Chief Information Officer, also known as Vice President of Security, are senior executive members responsible for the cybersecurity of a company’s information and data. Together with the Board of Directors, they ensure privileged company information is not compromised due to internal or external breaches.
The job description of a Vice-President, Information Security can include the following:
- Work with all business units to determine possible risks and risk management processes.
- Business development planning and acquiring the correct technology.
- Analyze IT security threats in real time and mitigate these threats.
- Ensure that newly acquired technology complies with IT security regulations.
- Plan, design, and implement an IT and network strategy for the company.
- Manage the continuous maintenance of the IT network to ensure optimum security levels are maintained.
- Source the necessary hardware and software to implement the IT strategy and negotiate contracts.
- Ensure that no internal breaches or misuse of data take place.
- Determine the cause of internal and external data breaches and institute appropriate corrective action.
- Present regular feedback reports on IT network security to the Board of Directors.
- University degree in computer science, information technology, or a related field.
- A minimum of five to seven years of experience in risk management, information security, or programming.
- An exceptional understanding of scripting and source code programming languages, such as C#, C++, .NET, and Java.
- Knowledge of information security management frameworks, such as ISO/IEC 27001 and NIST.
- Experience in financial forecasting and budget management.
- Negotiation skills for negotiating contracts and IT support services.
- Understanding of current legislation and regulations relevant to our organization.
- Project management and leadership skills.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.